Harimau Malaya best FIFA ranking in 17 years
20 Jul 2023 08:55pm
Malaysia climbs to 136th in FIFA world rankings
This is the best position Malaysia have achieved in the past 17 years since occupying the 127th spot in May 2006.
Based on the www.fifa.com website, the national team have accumulated 1,091.57 points.
The updated ranking list also sees Malaysia occupying the 24th spot in Asia and fourth position in Southeast Asia behind Vietnam (95th), Thailand (113th) and the Philippines (135th).
Neighbours Indonesia and Singapore, meanwhile, remained in 150th and 158th positions respectively.
Argentina, the 2022 World champions, continue to lead the way in the world ranking, with France, Brazil, England and Belgium completing the top five positions.
For the Asia zone, the top five teams are Japan, who are ranked 20th in the world, Iran (22nd), Australia (27th), South Korea (28th) and Saudi Arabia (54th).
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) are on a mission to ensure that Harimau Malaya are in the top 130 bracket by the end of this year. - BERNAMA
Hon Thien How, the national women's doubles head coach, stressed the normalcy of ups and downs in doubles partnerships. - FILE PIX by Bernama
Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh when met by reporters after the signing of an MoU between UiTM and the National Sports Council at the Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Chancellery building, today. - Photo by Bernama